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!!Silver Sable
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/silver_sable.jpg]]
!!! '''Alter Ego:''' Silver Sablinova
!!! '''First Appearance:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #265 (June 1985)

Silver Sable is a well-known female mercenary in Creator/MarvelComics. Originally appearing in ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'''s series, she's been both an ally and a foe to the webslinger. She first appeared in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #265 (June, 1985), created by Creator/TomDeFalco, Ron Frenz, and Josef Rubinstein.

Joining the Wild Pack at the age of 17, Silver Sable served as second-in-command until the death of her father, Ernst Sablinova. Based in Symkaria, a tiny country sharing a border with Latveria, the Wild Pack began offering its services internationally under Silver Sable's leadership. Eventually gaining approval from the Symkaria government, the Wild Pack would become one of the country's largest economic contributors.

As the Wild Pack often takes on contracts to capture various supervillains, Sable and the Wild Pack have crossed paths with other heroes in the Marvel Universe a fair number of times, particularly Spider-Man. Though more stand-up heroes like Spider-Man and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica tend to dislike her callous demeanor and mercenary ways, she usually remains a trustworthy (if unpredictable) ally of justice, and more financially-minded characters like Paladin or Sandman have no problems working with her, or even for her.

Sable was apparently killed in the ''ComicBook/EndsOfTheEarth'' storyline in ''Amazing Spider-Man'', sacrificing herself to help prevent Doctor Octopus from conquering the world, but she later reappeared alive.

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!! Silver Sable has appeared in the following works:

[[AC:Comics]]
* ''Silver Sable & the Wild Pack'' (1992-1995)
* ''Sable and Fortune'' (2006)

[[AC:Film]]
* ''Silver and Black'', was a planned live action film featuring both Silver Sable and ComicBook/BlackCat, produced by Sony with no involvement from Creator/MarvelStudios, and no connection to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse despite the integration of Spider-Man. In August 2018, Sony canceled the film and replaced it with two solo films, focusing on each of the title characters.

[[AC:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan'', voiced by Creator/JenniferHale
* ''Spider-Man: Battle for New York'', voiced by Creator/JenniferHale
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManFriendOrFoe'', voiced by Creator/JenniferHale
* ''The Punisher: No Mercy''
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'', voiced by Creator/JenniferHale
* ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManUnlimited'',voiced by Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn
* ''VideoGame/AvengersAcademy'', voiced by Creator/MorganBerry
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManPS4'', voiced by Nichole Elise

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', voiced by Creator/MiraFurlan
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'', voiced by Creator/VirginiaMadsen
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', voiced by Nikki Cox
* ''WesternAnimation/MarvelsSpiderMan'', voiced by Creator/AprilStewart

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!! Silver Sable provides examples of the following tropes:

* TenMinuteRetirement: Towards the end of her solo series, after she'd [[spoiler:avenged her mother and rescued her father, but at the cost of killing someone in cold blood]].
* ActionGirl: Silver Sable is an extraordinary hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist, an expert marksman, swordsman and an accomplished gymnast. She is remarkably agile and has exceptional strength, speed, durability, and reflexes.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the comics, she's a {{Mercenary}} and an AntiHero. In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', she is a MafiaPrincess and the [[DaddysLittleVillain daughter of the villain]] Silvermane, becoming a more butt-kicking version of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' Alicia Silver. Though WordOfGod did hint at a HeelFaceTurn had the show not been ScrewedByTheLawyers.
* AlliterativeName: Silver Sable & her real name, Silver Sablinova.
* AssassinOutclassin: Attempts have been made on her life several times by her ex-husband, the Foreigner; she in turn, has made several attempts on ''his''. Apparently, they both consider this some sort of "game".
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Her real name is '''Silver Sablinova'''. No, really.
* BadassNormal: She has no superpowers. It doesn't stop her from kicking all kinds of ass.
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' kill a mother in front of her child when she's around. Shown best in her earliest appearance, where she hunts down a gang without being paid simply because such a thing had happened in front of her.
* ByronicHero: She fits almost every requirement for it.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Shown numerous times, though particularly evident in her fight with the Punisher. He's much larger and more muscular than she is, but he points out that she hits just as hard.
* ColorAnimalCodename: A silver (which is actually her real name, as mentioned above) sable, an animal related to otters and weasels that can be found throughout Northeastern Europe and Central Asia.
* ColorMotif: Everything she has ''ever'' been seen wearing, including street clothes, evening gowns, party dresses, and even workout clothes, are silver or white. (Her platinum-blonde hair is natural, but one story suggested it was originally black, but turned prematurely grey from stress before she was even legal age.)
* CombatCompliment: While fighting Black Widow in ''Marvel Comics Presents'' #53 (see LetsYouAndHimFight below), the two compliment each other's moves.
* CombatStilettos: She initially wore flat-soled boots, but began wearing higher and higher heels in the '90s and beyond.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Pretty brutal. Mom killed by surviving members of the Third Reich; father captured by the same bastards [[spoiler:(though she did eventually rescue him)]]; first love [[spoiler:turned out to be a spy more than willing to kill her]]...
* DefrostingIceQueen: Starts off hard and relatively emotionless, but slowly begins to allow her feelings to show through. It's most evident if you look at her early interactions with Spider Man compared to her later ones.
* DiseaseBleach: Her hair color is the direct result of the TrainingFromHell she received as a teenager.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Especially with new recruits, usually engaging them in personal combat to see how worthy they are.
* EmotionlessGirl: At least she ''tries'' to be one. Spider-Man, among others, knows its a façade. ([[HiddenDepths "There's a whole lot of hurt in that woman,"]] he once mentioned.)
* FormFittingWardrobe: She usually wears white SpyCatsuit.
* GroinAttack: Certainly not above one every once in a while.
%%* TheGunslinger
* JetPack: Silver has occasionally been seen using a jet pack for transportation.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: In ''Marvel Comics Presents'' #53, Silver Sable and ComicBook/BlackWidow clash over custody of a French criminal named Yves Chevrier. Black Widow has been hired by several agencies to capture Chevier for gun-running, fraud, drug dealing and grand larceny. Silver Sable is after Chevrier for aiding a Nazi criminal named Heinrich Edelhardt [[ItsPersonal who later killed Silver's agents when they tried to apprehend him.]] Their fight is rather brief and they immediately turn their attention back to Chevrier when he tries to escape.
* MadeOfIron: Shown particularly well in her fight with the Sabertooth in a late 80s story. He's savage and tears into her with his claws, but she still manages to win by dropping a wall on him.
* MexicanStandoff: Engaged in one with ComicBook/ThePunisher during her solo series.
* MultiMeleeMaster: Has access to and has been trained in a multitude of weapons such as swords, knives, tasers, and the chai, a throwing weapon of her own design.
* MyGreatestFailure: Blames herself for the events that led to both her mother's death and her father's kidnapping by neo-Nazis. Later, she [[spoiler:suffered extreme guilt when she killed the man responsible for both in cold blood]].
* NoRangeLikePointBlankRange: Sable once knocked the ImmuneToBullets ComicBook/LukeCage to the ground and, before he cold get up, held her pistol a fraction of an inch from his eyeball, and said tható-at this rangeó-she was willing to bet that his eye was not as invulnerable as the rest of him, and then asked if he was willing to bet she was wrong.
* NoSenseOfHumor: As usually remarked on by Spider-Man.
* NotQuiteDead: She was seemingly killed by Rhino in ''ComicBook/EndsOfTheEarth'' sacrificing herself to help prevent Doctor Octopus from conquering the world. [[spoiler: Later, she showed up alive; having escaped Rhino thanks to a special suit she'd been wearing]].
%%* PerpetualFrowner
* PetTheDog: Gets her moments now and again. She really ''does'' care for her employees, and not just as investments. She also very vocally supports Spider-Man, remarking to Black Widow that he doesn't get half the respect or credit he deserves and declaring him a hero she would follow to the ends of the earth to the international hero community.
* PregnancyScare: After sleeping with her ex. It turned out to be an ordinary glitch in her cycle.
* PrisonEpisode: Toward the end of her solo series. [[spoiler:The CIA was responsible, having become upset that Silver refused to work for them.]]
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: She is essentially a noble of a micronation (with nearly as much clout as the King and she lives in a castle) who employs her mercenary group Wild Pack as a way to support her nation. She also takes many jobs on her own and has employed superheroes such as ComicBook/SpiderMan from time to time.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Wild Pack's "A-Team" is basically made of this. There's ex-KKK bodyguard Doug Powell, ex-assassin Amy Chen, ex-Spider-Man villain the Sandman... pretty much everyone besides Sable herself is an ex-con of one stripe or another.
* RapunzelHair: Much like her boots, her hair started out short, manageable, and realistic for an athletic woman. Then it started becoming longer and longer during UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks.
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Her company may have money as its first priority, but she has a ''thing'' about killing in cold blood and she refuses to do assassination jobs for any client. [[spoiler:This becomes kind of a problem when she repeatedly turns down the CIA on that front.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Despite her miserly ways, she's never hesitated to throw around money when she thought it would help her. The ''Daily Bugle'' often ends up on the receiving end of her windfalls, much to J. Jonah Jameson's ire.
* TheScrooge: Displays shades of this every now and then; during her first team-up with Spider-Man, she expressed concern when it looked like he was about to die, because she feared his heirs suing her.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: While she didn't base her costume or abilities in anyway to it, she's named after an animal not well known in America.
* SheFu: Not as often as other female characters of the era, since she's usually packing lots and lots of heat, but dives into it now and again.
* ShipTease: On at least one occasion with Spider-Man in the main books, though its more prominent in the ''What If'' story where Spider Man marries the Black Cat. Again in ''Ends of The Earth''.
* SmoochOfVictory: After Spidey saved her and a Symkirian pride parade from a bomb, she thanked him with a kiss.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Her parents must have been prophets. The name is even quite fitting, describing her beauty, strength, and cold lack of emotion in two words.
* SupremeChef: Revealed to be one in a ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' scenario where she and Spider-Man fell in love.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: This often comes up when she has to work with the Marvel Universe's more upstanding heroes. Arguably taken to its peak in the "For Love Nor Money" BatFamilyCrossover, where she had to work with the fairly-upstanding ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire and the wisecracking, almost NominalHero Terror.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: While never an Official Love Interest of Spider-Man's, the subtext has been there. The Watcher teased them becoming an OfficialCouple in a ''[[{{Elseworld}} What If]]'' storyline and then, years down the line, Dan Slott would play this up whenever she appeared, reinforcing Sable have more than a soft spot for Spidey than she generally displays.
* UnstoppableRage: When someone gets her very, ''very'' mad, watch out.
* WeaponOfChoice: The items strapped to her thigh are a sort of blunt throwing star she designed herself, which she calls a "chai." She rarely uses them in modern stories, instead favoring standard handguns.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Her father was her everything when she was a young woman.
* WorkingTheSameCase: How a lot of her teamups with other heroes in the Marvel Universe happen, though it's a bit of a subversion of the trope because she often hires other heroes onto her cases, rather than just bumping into them by happenstance.

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!!Silver Sable
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/silver_sable.jpg]]
!!! '''Alter Ego:''' Silver Sablinova
!!! '''First Appearance:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #265 (June 1985)

Silver Sable is a well-known female mercenary in Creator/MarvelComics. Originally appearing in ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'''s series, she's been both an ally and a foe to the webslinger. She first appeared in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #265 (June, 1985), created by Creator/TomDeFalco, Ron Frenz, and Josef Rubinstein.

Joining the Wild Pack at the age of 17, Silver Sable served as second-in-command until the death of her father, Ernst Sablinova. Based in Symkaria, a tiny country sharing a border with Latveria, the Wild Pack began offering its services internationally under Silver Sable's leadership. Eventually gaining approval from the Symkaria government, the Wild Pack would become one of the country's largest economic contributors.

As the Wild Pack often takes on contracts to capture various supervillains, Sable and the Wild Pack have crossed paths with other heroes in the Marvel Universe a fair number of times, particularly Spider-Man. Though more stand-up heroes like Spider-Man and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica tend to dislike her callous demeanor and mercenary ways, she usually remains a trustworthy (if unpredictable) ally of justice, and more financially-minded characters like Paladin or Sandman have no problems working with her, or even for her.

Sable was apparently killed in the ''ComicBook/EndsOfTheEarth'' storyline in ''Amazing Spider-Man'', sacrificing herself to help prevent Doctor Octopus from conquering the world, but she later reappeared alive.

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!! Silver Sable has appeared in the following works:

[[AC:Comics]]
* ''Silver Sable & the Wild Pack'' (1992-1995)
* ''Sable and Fortune'' (2006)

[[AC:Film]]
* ''Silver and Black'', was a planned live action film featuring both Silver Sable and ComicBook/BlackCat, produced by Sony with no involvement from Creator/MarvelStudios, and no connection to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse despite the integration of Spider-Man. In August 2018, Sony canceled the film and replaced it with two solo films, focusing on each of the title characters.

[[AC:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan'', voiced by Creator/JenniferHale
* ''Spider-Man: Battle for New York'', voiced by Creator/JenniferHale
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManFriendOrFoe'', voiced by Creator/JenniferHale
* ''The Punisher: No Mercy''
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'', voiced by Creator/JenniferHale
* ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManUnlimited'',voiced by Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn
* ''VideoGame/AvengersAcademy'', voiced by Creator/MorganBerry
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManPS4'', voiced by Nichole Elise

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', voiced by Creator/MiraFurlan
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'', voiced by Creator/VirginiaMadsen
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', voiced by Nikki Cox
* ''WesternAnimation/MarvelsSpiderMan'', voiced by Creator/AprilStewart

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!! Silver Sable provides examples of the following tropes:

* TenMinuteRetirement: Towards the end of her solo series, after she'd [[spoiler:avenged her mother and rescued her father, but at the cost of killing someone in cold blood]].
* ActionGirl: Silver Sable is an extraordinary hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist, an expert marksman, swordsman and an accomplished gymnast. She is remarkably agile and has exceptional strength, speed, durability, and reflexes.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the comics, she's a {{Mercenary}} and an AntiHero. In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', she is a MafiaPrincess and the [[DaddysLittleVillain daughter of the villain]] Silvermane, becoming a more butt-kicking version of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' Alicia Silver. Though WordOfGod did hint at a HeelFaceTurn had the show not been ScrewedByTheLawyers.
* AlliterativeName: Silver Sable & her real name, Silver Sablinova.
* AssassinOutclassin: Attempts have been made on her life several times by her ex-husband, the Foreigner; she in turn, has made several attempts on ''his''. Apparently, they both consider this some sort of "game".
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Her real name is '''Silver Sablinova'''. No, really.
* BadassNormal: She has no superpowers. It doesn't stop her from kicking all kinds of ass.
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' kill a mother in front of her child when she's around. Shown best in her earliest appearance, where she hunts down a gang without being paid simply because such a thing had happened in front of her.
* ByronicHero: She fits almost every requirement for it.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Shown numerous times, though particularly evident in her fight with the Punisher. He's much larger and more muscular than she is, but he points out that she hits just as hard.
* ColorAnimalCodename: A silver (which is actually her real name, as mentioned above) sable, an animal related to otters and weasels that can be found throughout Northeastern Europe and Central Asia.
* ColorMotif: Everything she has ''ever'' been seen wearing, including street clothes, evening gowns, party dresses, and even workout clothes, are silver or white. (Her platinum-blonde hair is natural, but one story suggested it was originally black, but turned prematurely grey from stress before she was even legal age.)
* CombatCompliment: While fighting Black Widow in ''Marvel Comics Presents'' #53 (see LetsYouAndHimFight below), the two compliment each other's moves.
* CombatStilettos: She initially wore flat-soled boots, but began wearing higher and higher heels in the '90s and beyond.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Pretty brutal. Mom killed by surviving members of the Third Reich; father captured by the same bastards [[spoiler:(though she did eventually rescue him)]]; first love [[spoiler:turned out to be a spy more than willing to kill her]]...
* DefrostingIceQueen: Starts off hard and relatively emotionless, but slowly begins to allow her feelings to show through. It's most evident if you look at her early interactions with Spider Man compared to her later ones.
* DiseaseBleach: Her hair color is the direct result of the TrainingFromHell she received as a teenager.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Especially with new recruits, usually engaging them in personal combat to see how worthy they are.
* EmotionlessGirl: At least she ''tries'' to be one. Spider-Man, among others, knows its a façade. ([[HiddenDepths "There's a whole lot of hurt in that woman,"]] he once mentioned.)
* FormFittingWardrobe: She usually wears white SpyCatsuit.
* GroinAttack: Certainly not above one every once in a while.
%%* TheGunslinger
* JetPack: Silver has occasionally been seen using a jet pack for transportation.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: In ''Marvel Comics Presents'' #53, Silver Sable and ComicBook/BlackWidow clash over custody of a French criminal named Yves Chevrier. Black Widow has been hired by several agencies to capture Chevier for gun-running, fraud, drug dealing and grand larceny. Silver Sable is after Chevrier for aiding a Nazi criminal named Heinrich Edelhardt [[ItsPersonal who later killed Silver's agents when they tried to apprehend him.]] Their fight is rather brief and they immediately turn their attention back to Chevrier when he tries to escape.
* MadeOfIron: Shown particularly well in her fight with the Sabertooth in a late 80s story. He's savage and tears into her with his claws, but she still manages to win by dropping a wall on him.
* MexicanStandoff: Engaged in one with ComicBook/ThePunisher during her solo series.
* MultiMeleeMaster: Has access to and has been trained in a multitude of weapons such as swords, knives, tasers, and the chai, a throwing weapon of her own design.
* MyGreatestFailure: Blames herself for the events that led to both her mother's death and her father's kidnapping by neo-Nazis. Later, she [[spoiler:suffered extreme guilt when she killed the man responsible for both in cold blood]].
* NoRangeLikePointBlankRange: Sable once knocked the ImmuneToBullets ComicBook/LukeCage to the ground and, before he cold get up, held her pistol a fraction of an inch from his eyeball, and said tható-at this rangeó-she was willing to bet that his eye was not as invulnerable as the rest of him, and then asked if he was willing to bet she was wrong.
* NoSenseOfHumor: As usually remarked on by Spider-Man.
* NotQuiteDead: She was seemingly killed by Rhino in ''ComicBook/EndsOfTheEarth'' sacrificing herself to help prevent Doctor Octopus from conquering the world. [[spoiler: Later, she showed up alive; having escaped Rhino thanks to a special suit she'd been wearing]].
%%* PerpetualFrowner
* PetTheDog: Gets her moments now and again. She really ''does'' care for her employees, and not just as investments. She also very vocally supports Spider-Man, remarking to Black Widow that he doesn't get half the respect or credit he deserves and declaring him a hero she would follow to the ends of the earth to the international hero community.
* PregnancyScare: After sleeping with her ex. It turned out to be an ordinary glitch in her cycle.
* PrisonEpisode: Toward the end of her solo series. [[spoiler:The CIA was responsible, having become upset that Silver refused to work for them.]]
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: She is essentially a noble of a micronation (with nearly as much clout as the King and she lives in a castle) who employs her mercenary group Wild Pack as a way to support her nation. She also takes many jobs on her own and has employed superheroes such as ComicBook/SpiderMan from time to time.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Wild Pack's "A-Team" is basically made of this. There's ex-KKK bodyguard Doug Powell, ex-assassin Amy Chen, ex-Spider-Man villain the Sandman... pretty much everyone besides Sable herself is an ex-con of one stripe or another.
* RapunzelHair: Much like her boots, her hair started out short, manageable, and realistic for an athletic woman. Then it started becoming longer and longer during UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks.
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Her company may have money as its first priority, but she has a ''thing'' about killing in cold blood and she refuses to do assassination jobs for any client. [[spoiler:This becomes kind of a problem when she repeatedly turns down the CIA on that front.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Despite her miserly ways, she's never hesitated to throw around money when she thought it would help her. The ''Daily Bugle'' often ends up on the receiving end of her windfalls, much to J. Jonah Jameson's ire.
* TheScrooge: Displays shades of this every now and then; during her first team-up with Spider-Man, she expressed concern when it looked like he was about to die, because she feared his heirs suing her.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: While she didn't base her costume or abilities in anyway to it, she's named after an animal not well known in America.
* SheFu: Not as often as other female characters of the era, since she's usually packing lots and lots of heat, but dives into it now and again.
* ShipTease: On at least one occasion with Spider-Man in the main books, though its more prominent in the ''What If'' story where Spider Man marries the Black Cat. Again in ''Ends of The Earth''.
* SmoochOfVictory: After Spidey saved her and a Symkirian pride parade from a bomb, she thanked him with a kiss.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Her parents must have been prophets. The name is even quite fitting, describing her beauty, strength, and cold lack of emotion in two words.
* SupremeChef: Revealed to be one in a ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' scenario where she and Spider-Man fell in love.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: This often comes up when she has to work with the Marvel Universe's more upstanding heroes. Arguably taken to its peak in the "For Love Nor Money" BatFamilyCrossover, where she had to work with the fairly-upstanding ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire and the wisecracking, almost NominalHero Terror.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: While never an Official Love Interest of Spider-Man's, the subtext has been there. The Watcher teased them becoming an OfficialCouple in a ''[[{{Elseworld}} What If]]'' storyline and then, years down the line, Dan Slott would play this up whenever she appeared, reinforcing Sable have more than a soft spot for Spidey than she generally displays.
* UnstoppableRage: When someone gets her very, ''very'' mad, watch out.
* WeaponOfChoice: The items strapped to her thigh are a sort of blunt throwing star she designed herself, which she calls a "chai." She rarely uses them in modern stories, instead favoring standard handguns.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Her father was her everything when she was a young woman.
* WorkingTheSameCase: How a lot of her teamups with other heroes in the Marvel Universe happen, though it's a bit of a subversion of the trope because she often hires other heroes onto her cases, rather than just bumping into them by happenstance.
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!!Silver Sable
[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/silver_sable.jpg]]
!!! '''Alter Ego:''' Silver Sablinova
!!! '''First Appearance:''' ''The Amazing Spider-Man'' #265 (June 1985)

Silver Sable is a well-known female mercenary in Creator/MarvelComics. Originally appearing in ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'''s series, she's been both an ally and a foe to the webslinger. She first appeared in ''Amazing Spider-Man'' #265 (June, 1985), created by Creator/TomDeFalco, Ron Frenz, and Josef Rubinstein.

Joining the Wild Pack at the age of 17, Silver Sable served as second-in-command until the death of her father, Ernst Sablinova. Based in Symkaria, a tiny country sharing a border with Latveria, the Wild Pack began offering its services internationally under Silver Sable's leadership. Eventually gaining approval from the Symkaria government, the Wild Pack would become one of the country's largest economic contributors.

As the Wild Pack often takes on contracts to capture various supervillains, Sable and the Wild Pack have crossed paths with other heroes in the Marvel Universe a fair number of times, particularly Spider-Man. Though more stand-up heroes like Spider-Man and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica tend to dislike her callous demeanor and mercenary ways, she usually remains a trustworthy (if unpredictable) ally of justice, and more financially-minded characters like Paladin or Sandman have no problems working with her, or even for her.

Sable was apparently killed in the ''ComicBook/EndsOfTheEarth'' storyline in ''Amazing Spider-Man'', sacrificing herself to help prevent Doctor Octopus from conquering the world, but she later reappeared alive.

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!! Silver Sable has appeared in the following works:

[[AC:Comics]]
* ''Silver Sable & the Wild Pack'' (1992-1995)
* ''Sable and Fortune'' (2006)

[[AC:Film]]
* ''Silver and Black'', was a planned live action film featuring both Silver Sable and ComicBook/BlackCat, produced by Sony with no involvement from Creator/MarvelStudios, and no connection to the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse despite the integration of Spider-Man. In August 2018, Sony canceled the film and replaced it with two solo films, focusing on each of the title characters.

[[AC:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/UltimateSpiderMan'', voiced by Creator/JenniferHale
* ''Spider-Man: Battle for New York'', voiced by Creator/JenniferHale
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManFriendOrFoe'', voiced by Creator/JenniferHale
* ''The Punisher: No Mercy''
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManShatteredDimensions'', voiced by Creator/JenniferHale
* ''VideoGame/MarvelHeroes''
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManUnlimited'',voiced by Creator/MaryElizabethMcGlynn
* ''VideoGame/AvengersAcademy'', voiced by Creator/MorganBerry
* ''VideoGame/SpiderManPS4'', voiced by Nichole Elise

[[AC:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'', voiced by Creator/MiraFurlan
* ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheNewAnimatedSeries'', voiced by Creator/VirginiaMadsen
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', voiced by Nikki Cox
* ''WesternAnimation/MarvelsSpiderMan'', voiced by Creator/AprilStewart

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!! Silver Sable provides examples of the following tropes:

* TenMinuteRetirement: Towards the end of her solo series, after she'd [[spoiler:avenged her mother and rescued her father, but at the cost of killing someone in cold blood]].
* ActionGirl: Silver Sable is an extraordinary hand-to-hand combatant and martial artist, an expert marksman, swordsman and an accomplished gymnast. She is remarkably agile and has exceptional strength, speed, durability, and reflexes.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the comics, she's a {{Mercenary}} and an AntiHero. In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', she is a MafiaPrincess and the [[DaddysLittleVillain daughter of the villain]] Silvermane, becoming a more butt-kicking version of ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManTheAnimatedSeries'' Alicia Silver. Though WordOfGod did hint at a HeelFaceTurn had the show not been ScrewedByTheLawyers.
* AlliterativeName: Silver Sable & her real name, Silver Sablinova.
* AssassinOutclassin: Attempts have been made on her life several times by her ex-husband, the Foreigner; she in turn, has made several attempts on ''his''. Apparently, they both consider this some sort of "game".
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Her real name is '''Silver Sablinova'''. No, really.
* BadassNormal: She has no superpowers. It doesn't stop her from kicking all kinds of ass.
* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' kill a mother in front of her child when she's around. Shown best in her earliest appearance, where she hunts down a gang without being paid simply because such a thing had happened in front of her.
* ByronicHero: She fits almost every requirement for it.
* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: Shown numerous times, though particularly evident in her fight with the Punisher. He's much larger and more muscular than she is, but he points out that she hits just as hard.
* ColorAnimalCodename: A silver (which is actually her real name, as mentioned above) sable, an animal related to otters and weasels that can be found throughout Northeastern Europe and Central Asia.
* ColorMotif: Everything she has ''ever'' been seen wearing, including street clothes, evening gowns, party dresses, and even workout clothes, are silver or white. (Her platinum-blonde hair is natural, but one story suggested it was originally black, but turned prematurely grey from stress before she was even legal age.)
* CombatCompliment: While fighting Black Widow in ''Marvel Comics Presents'' #53 (see LetsYouAndHimFight below), the two compliment each other's moves.
* CombatStilettos: She initially wore flat-soled boots, but began wearing higher and higher heels in the '90s and beyond.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Pretty brutal. Mom killed by surviving members of the Third Reich; father captured by the same bastards [[spoiler:(though she did eventually rescue him)]]; first love [[spoiler:turned out to be a spy more than willing to kill her]]...
* DefrostingIceQueen: Starts off hard and relatively emotionless, but slowly begins to allow her feelings to show through. It's most evident if you look at her early interactions with Spider Man compared to her later ones.
* DiseaseBleach: Her hair color is the direct result of the TrainingFromHell she received as a teenager.
* DrillSergeantNasty: Especially with new recruits, usually engaging them in personal combat to see how worthy they are.
* EmotionlessGirl: At least she ''tries'' to be one. Spider-Man, among others, knows its a façade. ([[HiddenDepths "There's a whole lot of hurt in that woman,"]] he once mentioned.)
* FormFittingWardrobe: She usually wears white SpyCatsuit.
* GroinAttack: Certainly not above one every once in a while.
%%* TheGunslinger
* JetPack: Silver has occasionally been seen using a jet pack for transportation.
* LetsYouAndHimFight: In ''Marvel Comics Presents'' #53, Silver Sable and ComicBook/BlackWidow clash over custody of a French criminal named Yves Chevrier. Black Widow has been hired by several agencies to capture Chevier for gun-running, fraud, drug dealing and grand larceny. Silver Sable is after Chevrier for aiding a Nazi criminal named Heinrich Edelhardt [[ItsPersonal who later killed Silver's agents when they tried to apprehend him.]] Their fight is rather brief and they immediately turn their attention back to Chevrier when he tries to escape.
* MadeOfIron: Shown particularly well in her fight with the Sabertooth in a late 80s story. He's savage and tears into her with his claws, but she still manages to win by dropping a wall on him.
* MexicanStandoff: Engaged in one with ComicBook/ThePunisher during her solo series.
* MultiMeleeMaster: Has access to and has been trained in a multitude of weapons such as swords, knives, tasers, and the chai, a throwing weapon of her own design.
* MyGreatestFailure: Blames herself for the events that led to both her mother's death and her father's kidnapping by neo-Nazis. Later, she [[spoiler:suffered extreme guilt when she killed the man responsible for both in cold blood]].
* NoRangeLikePointBlankRange: Sable once knocked the ImmuneToBullets ComicBook/LukeCage to the ground and, before he cold get up, held her pistol a fraction of an inch from his eyeball, and said tható-at this rangeó-she was willing to bet that his eye was not as invulnerable as the rest of him, and then asked if he was willing to bet she was wrong.
* NoSenseOfHumor: As usually remarked on by Spider-Man.
* NotQuiteDead: She was seemingly killed by Rhino in ''ComicBook/EndsOfTheEarth'' sacrificing herself to help prevent Doctor Octopus from conquering the world. [[spoiler: Later, she showed up alive; having escaped Rhino thanks to a special suit she'd been wearing]].
%%* PerpetualFrowner
* PetTheDog: Gets her moments now and again. She really ''does'' care for her employees, and not just as investments. She also very vocally supports Spider-Man, remarking to Black Widow that he doesn't get half the respect or credit he deserves and declaring him a hero she would follow to the ends of the earth to the international hero community.
* PregnancyScare: After sleeping with her ex. It turned out to be an ordinary glitch in her cycle.
* PrisonEpisode: Toward the end of her solo series. [[spoiler:The CIA was responsible, having become upset that Silver refused to work for them.]]
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: She is essentially a noble of a micronation (with nearly as much clout as the King and she lives in a castle) who employs her mercenary group Wild Pack as a way to support her nation. She also takes many jobs on her own and has employed superheroes such as ComicBook/SpiderMan from time to time.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The Wild Pack's "A-Team" is basically made of this. There's ex-KKK bodyguard Doug Powell, ex-assassin Amy Chen, ex-Spider-Man villain the Sandman... pretty much everyone besides Sable herself is an ex-con of one stripe or another.
* RapunzelHair: Much like her boots, her hair started out short, manageable, and realistic for an athletic woman. Then it started becoming longer and longer during UsefulNotes/TheDarkAgeOfComicBooks.
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: Her company may have money as its first priority, but she has a ''thing'' about killing in cold blood and she refuses to do assassination jobs for any client. [[spoiler:This becomes kind of a problem when she repeatedly turns down the CIA on that front.]]
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney: Despite her miserly ways, she's never hesitated to throw around money when she thought it would help her. The ''Daily Bugle'' often ends up on the receiving end of her windfalls, much to J. Jonah Jameson's ire.
* TheScrooge: Displays shades of this every now and then; during her first team-up with Spider-Man, she expressed concern when it looked like he was about to die, because she feared his heirs suing her.
* SeldomSeenSpecies: While she didn't base her costume or abilities in anyway to it, she's named after an animal not well known in America.
* SheFu: Not as often as other female characters of the era, since she's usually packing lots and lots of heat, but dives into it now and again.
* ShipTease: On at least one occasion with Spider-Man in the main books, though its more prominent in the ''What If'' story where Spider Man marries the Black Cat. Again in ''Ends of The Earth''.
* SmoochOfVictory: After Spidey saved her and a Symkirian pride parade from a bomb, she thanked him with a kiss.
* StevenUlyssesPerhero: Her parents must have been prophets. The name is even quite fitting, describing her beauty, strength, and cold lack of emotion in two words.
* SupremeChef: Revealed to be one in a ''ComicBook/WhatIf'' scenario where she and Spider-Man fell in love.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: This often comes up when she has to work with the Marvel Universe's more upstanding heroes. Arguably taken to its peak in the "For Love Nor Money" BatFamilyCrossover, where she had to work with the fairly-upstanding ComicBook/LukeCageHeroForHire and the wisecracking, almost NominalHero Terror.
* UnresolvedSexualTension: While never an Official Love Interest of Spider-Man's, the subtext has been there. The Watcher teased them becoming an OfficialCouple in a ''[[{{Elseworld}} What If]]'' storyline and then, years down the line, Dan Slott would play this up whenever she appeared, reinforcing Sable have more than a soft spot for Spidey than she generally displays.
* UnstoppableRage: When someone gets her very, ''very'' mad, watch out.
* WeaponOfChoice: The items strapped to her thigh are a sort of blunt throwing star she designed herself, which she calls a "chai." She rarely uses them in modern stories, instead favoring standard handguns.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Her father was her everything when she was a young woman.
* WorkingTheSameCase: How a lot of her teamups with other heroes in the Marvel Universe happen, though it's a bit of a subversion of the trope because she often hires other heroes onto her cases, rather than just bumping into them by happenstance.

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